The NUS LGBT+ Campaign exists to defend and promote the rights of LGBT+ students across the UK and beyond. One of the ways that we do this is by supporting students who want to set up LGBT+ groups or societies in their colleges.
We believe that LGBT+ societies often provide much needed support for LGBT+ students, they are a place students feel they can be completely open about who they are and be accepted for it.
Although there are hundreds of thousands of LGBT+ students in Further Education (FE) across the UK, not many LGBT+ societies exist in FE colleges. There are many reasons for the lack of LGBT+ societies in FE colleges and setting one up can be a challenge, that’s why we’ve created this guide to help you overcome some of those challenges.
This guide will include: ideas on how to go about setting up an LGBT+ society, solutions to some of the problems you may face and tips for how to keep your society going. It will also include some of the findings from our Pride and Prejudice Research into the experiences of students in FE. We’ve also provided some case studies from colleges that are at different stages of having set up a society.
If you have any questions about anything that has been suggested or would like someone to come and visit your union to chat to a group of LGBT+ students to help create an action plan for how to move forwards then please get in touch with us on: firstname.lastname@example.org